Distinguished Undergrads

The Delta Delta Chapter has a long history of undergraduate brothers distinguishing themselves in the Fraternity, on campus and in the community.  We would like to highlight the accomplishments of one of these brothers.

Matt Rittman, Class of 2018

Photo of Matt Rittman

Matt Rittman 2018

Matt Rittman ‘18 has served Delta Delta, Purdue’s Greek system and the community in a number of ways that have given him invaluable life experience and a chance to demonstrate his leadership skills and willingness to help others.  At this year’s State Day Matt was announced as the Northern Indiana Province Balfour winner.  Matt will now have the opportunity to take part in the selection process for the International Balfour Award, Sigma Chi’s highest undergraduate honor.

Matt will graduate in May with a degree from the Krannert School of Management majoring in Economics & Management with a concentration in Analytical Consulting with a GPA of 3.84.

Leading the Greek Community
Matt has served Delta Delta as Consul, Pro Consul, Annotator, Internal Philanthropy Chairman, Alumni Relations Chairman and several other roles.  Last spring Matt was selected as the Interfraternity Council Man of the Year for his academic achievement, and his service to Sigma Chi, the University and the community. At the same time Matt was selected as one of the top 40 seniors for the Mortar Board Leadership Honorary.   In the Fall of 2017 Matt was one of seven men chosen to represent Purdue’s student body on the Homecoming Court.

Academic and Leadership Honors
For his leadership and academic achievements, Matt has been awarded through Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Joe Kelly Scholarship, the Class of 2008 Leadership Scholarship and the John Eddy Leadership Scholarship.  He was also a four time recipient of the chapter’s Academic Achievement Scholarship for maintaining the highest GPA each semester in his pledge class.

On campus Matt has held multiple leadership positions in IFC, the School of Management Council, Old Masters, the Purdue Dance Marathon and the Krannert Management School.

Dan and Matt Rittman at Brotherhood Dinner

Matt, right, with his father, Dan Rittman ’88 at the annual Brotherhood Dinner.

Community Contributions
Within the community Matt has taken an active role in the chapter’s activities at the Lafayette Urban Ministry over the past four years.  In 2015 Matt coordinated Delta Delta’s first time participation in LUM’s Jubilee Christmas where the chapter provided gifts and food for 15 Lafayette families.  Last May he also spent a week in the villages of Haiti evangelizing and assisting villagers with water quality and food safety.

His Greatest Honor
Matt commented that of all his many activities serving the chapter as Consul meant the most to him.  Knowing that the brother’s placed their confidence in him to lead the chapter and direct their activities has been his greatest honor.  Matt states, “There is no doubt that my Sigma Chi experiences have shaped me into the man I am today.  Over the past 3 ½ years Sigma Chi has introduced me to my best friends, provided my most exciting opportunities, generated my most challenging leadership experiences, and given me my greatest memories.”

We all wish Matt the very best in the International Balfour selection process, and want to thank him for his tremendous commitment to Delta Delta and the “honor” he has brought to our Fraternity.